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PSA Profile in Greater Noida

(PSA total, PSA free)
PSA Profile in Greater Noida Test Includes 2 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male
Test Preparation
  1. Do not give sample within 7 days of Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) or Rectal Prostatic Ultrasonography.
  2. It is advisable to avoid sexual intercourse, ejaculation, and vigorous exercise for up to 48 hours before sample collection.
  3. Do not give a sample for 6 weeks after prostate biopsy.

Understanding PSA Profile in Greater Noida


What is PSA Profile in Greater Noida?

A PSA Profile measures the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels (both free and total) in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Greater Noida with Tata 1mg labs. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland and is present in semen. It helps with sperm motility during ejaculation in males. Higher-than-normal PSA levels may indicate an enlarged or inflamed prostate, urinary tract infection or irritation, or other problems with the prostate gland. 

A PSA Profile can also be used to detect and monitor prostate cancer progression and check for cancer recurrence in those who have completed prostate cancer treatment.

No special preparation is required for this test. You may eat and drink as per your daily routine. However, your doctor may ask you to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 48 hours before your test, as semen release can increase your PSA levels, leading to inaccurate results. Also, avoid giving a sample within seven days of the digital rectal examination (DRE) or rectal prostatic ultrasonography.

What does PSA Profile measure?

Contains 2 tests

A PSA Profile measures the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein secreted by the prostate gland in males. Most of the PSA produced in the body passes in the seminal fluid, and only a small amount is secreted into the blood. It is found in two forms in blood: bound PSA (bound to other proteins) and free PSA.

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PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total

A PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. PSA is a protein secreted by the prostate gland in males and is found in two forms: bound PSA (bound to other proteins) and free PSA. A PSA blood test measures both free and bound PSA levels. Most of the PSA produced in the body passes in the seminal fluid, and only a small amount is secreted into the blood.

PSA levels in the blood get elevated in conditions affecting prostate health, like prostate cancer and prostate enlargement (benign prostatic enlargement or BPH). This test is used as a primary screening test before conducting other diagnostic procedures.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about PSA Profile in Greater Noida


Frequently Asked Questions about PSA Profile in Greater Noida

Q. What is a PSA Profile?

A PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Profile is a blood test that measures the amount of both free and total PSA protein in the blood and determines if one is suffering from any prostate-related disease. This test is usually done in males.

Q. Why do I need a PSA Profile?

You may need a PSA Profile to screen for prostate cancer especially if you fall in a group that is at high risk, including those aged over 40, individuals with a family history of prostate cancer, may include but are not limited to African ethnicity, obese people, and those with faulty inherited genes.

Q. How is a PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Profile performed?

A phlebotomist will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm, using a small sterile needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial which is then transported to a lab for testing and analysis.

Q. What special preparations are required before undergoing a PSA Profile?

Before undergoing a PSA Profile, follow these instructions: 1. Do not give a sample within 7 days of digital rectal examination (DRE) or rectal prostatic ultrasonography. 2. Avoid ejaculation, sexual intercourse, and vigorous exercise for up to 48 hours before the test. 3. Do not give a sample for 6 weeks after prostate biopsy. 4. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take before getting tested, as certain medicines may alter your test results.

Q. What are the symptoms of high PSA levels?

The symptoms associated with high PSA levels are difficulty in urination, painful or frequent urination (particularly at night), blood in urine or semen, weak or interrupted flow of urine, difficulty holding urine, painful ejaculation, and persistent pain in the lower back, pelvis, or thighs.

Q. What happens if my PSA level is high?

A higher PSA level indicates a higher risk of prostate-related problems, such as prostate enlargement, urinary tract infection, or prostate inflammation due to irritation, injury, or a surgical procedure. Consult a doctor or a urologist to understand your lab reports, and do not panic if your reports show high PSA levels, as high levels of PSA do not necessarily indicate that you have prostate cancer. Your PSA may be elevated due to other reasons that can be managed with appropriate treatment.

Q. What tests are done after reports show high PSA levels?

If your reports suggest high PSA levels, your doctor may prescribe additional tests before considering a prostate biopsy. These tests include digital rectal examination (DRE), free PSA test, PSA velocity (indicating the rate at which PSA increases over time), PSA density (indicating the PSA per volume of the prostate), PSA-based markers (like Prostate Health Index, 4K score), urinary markers, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate.

Q. What factors can affect the results of a PSA Profile?

Several factors, such as age, vigorous exercises or physical activities before testing, prostate gland size, prostate inflammation due to injury or infection (such as urinary tract infection or UTI), and ejaculation or sexual intercourse (anal sex or prostate stimulation) within 48 hrs of examination can affect the PSA Profile results. A few procedures like direct prostate examination, chemotherapy, prostate biopsy, cystoscopy (a procedure where an endoscope is inserted through the urethra to examine the urinary bladder), and urinary catheter insertion may also affect your test results. Additionally, taking certain medicines like finasteride, dutasteride, painkillers, etc., can also influence the results.

Q. How can I reduce my PSA levels naturally?

Always consult your doctor if your test results show elevated PSA levels. However, you can make lifestyle changes to reduce your PSA levels naturally. These changes include eating more proteins, tomatoes, and cruciferous vegetables; maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in your body; exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight; and managing your stress, as high stress may be associated with high PSA levels.

Q. What is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition characterized by the enlargement of the prostate gland. Enlargement due to BPH is usually caused due to aging and does not progress into cancer. However, the enlarged prostate puts pressure on the urethra and leads to blockage, causing urinary retention, weak or no urine flow, urinary bladder stones, infections, or kidney damage.

Q. Is a PSA Profile available for booking in Greater Noida?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a PSA Profile in Greater Noida. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for a PSA Profile in Greater Noida?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for a PSA Profile in Greater Noida. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule a PSA Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Greater Noida?

If you want to schedule a PSA Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Greater Noida, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a PSA Profile in Greater Noida?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Greater Noida, a PSA Profile is available at an affordable price of Rs. 950.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of a PSA Profile in Greater Noida?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 18 hours to provide the reports of a PSA Profile in Greater Noida.
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